Mr. Charles

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38. Farming and Fertilizer

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This brilliant article (written by my uncle!) paints a sharp picture of the modern food dilemma: producing enough food for 7 billion (and rising) people while preserving the planet.  It is long, but very good.

Questions to consider:

  • What is the argument for fertilizer?
  • What is the argument against fertilizer?
  • Is there an effective compromise?

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http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/05/fertilized-world/charles-text

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